As published on Reiki Rays August 29, 2020… Article by Kathleen L. Johnson, M.A., RMT
Like many Reiki practitioners, I was guided to shift my professional Reiki practice entirely to distance sessions when the pandemic began sweeping across the globe in early 2020. Although my practice had always offered both in-person and distant services, Reiki’s guidance made it clear that the shift to remote healing was necessary for me during this time of cataclysmic change. This is especially true since I live with a chronic illness that could make me more susceptible to the virus. Additionally, Reiki indicated that providing distant healing services would expand the reach of Reiki’s energy at a time when the need for healing has never been greater.
Fortunately, I had years of experience conducting distant Reiki, and over the years, had been guided to develop a remote healing method that has worked well for my clients and me. As a proponent of distant Reiki and its unfailing ability to provide healing regardless of time or space, I often say, “There is no distance in distant Reiki.” And, as with all things Reiki, I continue to be awed and humbled by its ability to adapt and transcend any earthly situation or circumstance, regardless of magnitude.
As a result, I have been conducting Reiki sessions exclusively via distance for almost seven months as of this writing. Shortly after beginning these “pandemic sessions,” I noticed differences in them compared to those I conducted pre-pandemic. For one thing, the sessions were lasting much longer, sometimes up to twice as long! Additionally, I noted that my practice attracted clients new to Reiki, who described experiencing an unexplainable compulsion to schedule a treatment. But, perhaps the most striking difference for me occurred with the guidance and direction I receive from Reiki during a session.
To provide context, in previous articles, I have discussed how Reiki directs each of my sessions and provides clear instructions as to techniques, hand positions, and even when the treatment is complete. Reiki also delivered specific insights about each client and their healing needs. This was exceedingly helpful for clients, giving them precisely what they need and allowing me to relax as I focus on channeling the energy. Unsurprisingly, I had become accustomed over the years to receiving this specifically tailored information about each individual. After all, that had always been the case – until the pandemic. What I have noted with startling frequency is that Reiki’s guidance and insights during these sessions are almost identical and consistent for all clients. Client-specific information occurs significantly less often than it did pre-pandemic.
This turn of events was curious, as well as puzzling, and in a series of meditations, I questioned Reiki about its significance. Reiki and Spirit helped me to understand that, at this point in humanity’s evolution, the guidance received in a Reiki session is not intended solely for the individual but for all of humankind. Reiki is a vehicle by which Spirit conveys direction and insights that are beneficial for all and is not limited to the session recipient. Spirit also reminded me that, although these turbulent times are painful and frightening, they are necessary and purposeful. As a result, it is more important than ever to share Spirit’s guidance throughout the world. The successful emergence of the New Consciousness depends on it, and distant Reiki occupies an integral role in this endeavor. Spirit also advised that the healing experienced in each Reiki session creates ripples of healing energy felt across the planet, virtually unlimited in scope and effect. Reiki treats the individual as a representative of humanity. Therefore, every individual who receives a Reiki session is a co-creator in the larger effort of birthing the new earth and is an active participant in the collective evolution.
With this article, Reiki guided me to share what I have learned as a service to the global Reiki community. It is my intention and hope that it resonates with readers and that it may provide direction and reassurance in your lives and practices.
Guidance and Insights
The third eye chakra is extraordinarily active in many individuals at this time, which can quickly result in blockages and imbalances as new energies pour in, and insights are born of these energies. Nowadays, the energy flowing into the chakras is of a much higher vibration and sometimes overloads the dense physical body. Reiki assures me that this is to be expected as Spirit prepares us for what is yet to come.
Without a doubt, my Reiki sessions conducted during these times look very different than they did several months ago. The changes represent the seismic shifts sweeping the planet as we move resolutely toward a new way of being. And through it all, Reiki remains a steadfast ally and guide, providing us with all we need to achieve the promise of the New Earth.